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Joseph Aubry

Born in Mirecourt in 1873, Aubry was initially apprenticed as a cabinet maker, in a town almost entirely populated by luthiers, and from an extensive family of luthiers, of whom ten or more are recorded. He perhaps inevitably came to the profession himself in 1892, and by 1921 was winning prizes at international competitions. In 1926 he established his own shop in Le Havre, initially in rue A. Briand and subsequently in rue Jules Siegfried. His work is cleanly executed, very much in the Mirecourt tradition, with a hard, deeply coloured varnish. His instruments are most often made on Guarneri models, and usually bears his label in manuscript.

Joseph Aubry

(b Mirecourt, 1873; d Le Havre, 1937)

Born in Mirecourt in 1873, Aubry was initially apprenticed as a cabinet maker, in a town almost entirely populated by luthiers, and from an extensive family of luthiers, of whom ten or more are recorded. He perhaps inevitably came to the profession himself in 1892, and by 1921 was winning prizes at international competitions. In 1926 he established his own shop in Le Havre, initially in rue A. Briand and subsequently in rue Jules Siegfried. His work is cleanly executed, very much in the Mirecourt tradition, with a hard, deeply coloured varnish. His instruments are most often made on Guarneri... Read more